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Hide/Remove the three little dots (Callout) in a library

Modify the view and select "Title" column instead of Title (linked to item with edit menu) . If you want Title column to be clickable, which opens the item itself then select Title (linked to item) ...
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SP2010: Use Workflow to move library item into folder

I know this is an old thread, but after spending a good while looking about I found an OOTB SharePoint Designer 2010 solution for this problem. To move a document to a different folder create an ...
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Get Site Content Type ID by Content Type Name using REST API

You can get content type id from its name. Just you have to use $filter. "/_api/web/AvailableContentTypes?$select=Name,Id,StringId&$filter=Name eq 'Your CT Name'" Just make a GET request to the ...
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What are the criteria for the new mark on files in a library?

The default setting for SharePoint 2013 is two days, which you can check using this script: $WebApp = Get-SPWebApplication http://portal $WebApp.DaysToShowNewIndicator 2 You can change the number of ...
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how to know Exact Document Library size

I created this simple PowerShell script to calculate for a single Document Library what the size in MB is for all the files inside: $total = $null; ((get-spweb http://WebApplication/SiteCollection/...
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Is it possible to forbid download from libraries to some users?

Out of the box, this isn’t possible. You can, however, restrict both download and printing with Information Rights Management for all users, but not for a group of users. And since there is a snipping ...
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Document Library Lookup Column

Lookup columns can only be based on 'Single line of text', 'Number' or 'Date and time' columns see Create list relationships by using unique and lookup columns So your only option would be to create a ...
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Why can't I add a Document Content Type to my custom list

Document Content Types can not be added to custom lists. Documents and Folders both can have Item-Level permissions within Document Libraries. In SharePoint 2013, item-level permissions are managed ...
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How to create a view thats filter a group or person type field

You have to use person/group field is equal to [Me], not contains. Even if the person/group field contains multiple users, it will still filter correctly when using is equal to [Me].
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Move files into sub-folders in Library in SharePoint 2010

http://truapps.portalfront.com/how-to-copy-and-move-files-between-sharepoint-document-libraries-and-folders.html Select the Library tab > choose the > 'Open with Explorer' tab and it will allow you ...
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New Documents added to Library requiring Title even though it is not marked as Required before they can be Checked In

I feel stupid answering my own question seven hours after posting, but in my efforts on another Subsite to Allow management of content types (Under Advanced Settings of a List) so I could hide the ...
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Unhide List/Library from Browser

You can unhide the hidden list with Sharepoint Designer. SP Designer -> All Files -> Lists -> on hidden list name folder right click and properties -> settings section -> uncheck Hide from browser
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Switch back to New Experience UI

I also wondered further about the session cookie making the classic user experience and it was cookie named "splnu" with value 0. By removing it and pressing refresh button it switched back to setting ...
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Why can't I add a Document Content Type to my custom list

You cannot add a document content type to a list, that is breaking the basic foundation of how SharePoint works, things are either a list item, or a file. To achieve what you want (list based item ...
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How can I block a specific file (eg:PDF) in a library in SharePoint Online?

There is no OOTB facility with SharePoint Online to restrict specific file extensions in SharePoint Online. The only ways are: Create an event handler which will check the file extension. Create a ...
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How can i know the creation date of a sharepoint library? (Sharepoint 2010)

Open the library in browser Activate the ribbon and choose "Open in Explorer" Go one level up Right Click the Library and Select Properties Created Date will be displayed in the property window
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How can I style my sharepoint lists?

You should be able to do this using custom js link for the default list view, check out these sample it will direct you on how to implement it. Client-side rendering (JS Link) code samples There is ...
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Can I open MS Files in Document Library using Web Browser?

Hello Spideynok and welcome to SharePoint Stack Exchange. The simple answer to your question, is that you can indeed access documents without having the Microsoft Office Suite installed using "...
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Unable to upload document in library in SharePoint 2013 using iPhone 6

Using a phone input device can be tricky. Either you use the mobile views where you see the libraries in a row or you switch to PC view using the more menu . . . If I try to upload using the upload ...
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Unhide List/Library from Browser

You can go to... SP Designer / Options / Application Options / General / General / Show catalog lists and system objects ...that was un-checked by default. Checking it allows you to see the ...
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Document Library - Two documents with similar content

Unfortunately, there's no way to do so using the browser only. You can do it through code, but in browser, "save as" new document, will preserve metadata as well.
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Document Library - Two documents with similar content

The reason behind that is, that SharePoint-Metadata is also saved in the Document-properties itself (for MS-Office-file-types). This is not the case for any other types (eg. .pdf)
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Deleting Content type from "List Items" using Powershell

You cannot delete content types from items, instead you can remove content types from lists or web sites. If you would try to delete a content type which is still used, you would get an error: "...
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Preference of list versus library when storing files

It depends upon your requirement. But here is little difference between them. Document Library is basically the special type of List. In a list: No control on files, You cant CheckIn/Check out No ...
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Create a item in a libary with SharePoint rest api

Yes it is possible to create *.docx file in document library using REST services. For more detail you can refer this MSDN article Files and folders REST API reference Let me know whether this helped ...
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Create a item in a libary with SharePoint rest api

Using below mentioned functions you can upload document to Document library. Here you need to change the below mentioned code according to your needs like here it is mentioned document library name ...
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Switch back to New Experience UI

I found the answer to my question here http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_o365admin-mso_manage/how-to-switch-between-classic-and-new-library/b25035ec-21d0-4740-b7c7-...
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Switch back to New Experience UI

The name of the cookie is "spInu" with a value of 0. Deleting that one will restore the modern UI without having to clear all cookies.
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Is there a way to have a url instead of a document in a library

You can just add a Link to a Document content type Library settings -> Advanced settings -> Set "Allow management of content types?" to "Yes" Under content Types group, click "Add from existing site ...

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